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It never ceases to amaze us where forklifts and other materials handling equipment ends up. This week, for example, we read about the deployment of an all-terrain forklift in war-torn Afghanistan, delivered, no less, by military aircraft and parachuted into place. While this may be an extreme delivery method, the adoption of forklifts is commonplace today, from factories to retail, and new uses continue to evolve for these industry workhorses. Long may it continue.
|Local News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|Northline strengthens freight operations in NT Australasia News|
Darwin, Northern Territory National freight and logistics company Northline and Darwin-based carrier QAL Transport have joined forces to strengthen their Northern Territory operations.
From 1 December, QAL Transport will integrate its road... [more]
|Linfox opens $40 million warehouse facility Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria A $40 million warehouse facility, the largest Linfox cold store site in the Asia Pacific region, has opened in Melbourne.
Built by the company for beverage giant Lion Dairy... [more]
|Melbourne port sets container throughput record Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria Port of Melbourne has set a new Australian record of 241,478 TEU (20 ft. equivalent container units) throughput for October, breaking the previous high of 232,881 TEU handled in August... [more]
|Forklift bursts into flames Australasia News|
Gold Coast, Queensland A forklift operator on the Gold Coast was taken to hospital with minor burns to his leg after the forklift he was driving caught fire.
Gold Coast Bulletin News... [more]
|Global News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|Hitachi, Nissan to integrate forklift businesses|
JAPAN Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. and Nissan Motor Co. have announced that they will integrate their forklift businesses to enhance their competitiveness amid expectations for strong demand growth in emerging economies.... [more]
|Jungheinrich builds new Chinese plant |
CHINA Jungheinrich is gearing up for increased demand from the Asian market with a new plant in Qingpu, China.
Jungheinrich AG board chairman Hans-Georg Frey was among the local... [more]
|Machinery industry provides impetus to support public action |
BELGIUM The Market Surveillance Joint Industry Support Platform was launched at a conference hosted by the European Commission (EC) in Brussels last week.
Targeted at market surveillance authorities and market... [more]
|Cargotec partners with ST Kinetics |
SINGAPORE Cargotec has signed a co-operation agreement with Singapore Technologies Kinetics Ltd (ST Kinetics) to develop automated port equipment.
Both parties have agreed to co-operate in developing applications and... [more]
|Heli Americas logs gains during 2011 |
UNITED STATES Heli Americas reports market success during 2011 and the possibility of adding two or three dealers by 31 December and plans to add a major account manager in early 2012.... [more]
|Survey: sustainability, energy efficiency of high interest |
UNITED STATES A survey indicates forklift users have high interest in environmental sustainability and energy efficiency factors in making purchase decisions.
The findings stem from Crown’s 20-question email survey of about... [more]
|Engineers start careers at Briggs |
UNITED KINGDOM Six youths have completed a four-year apprenticeship scheme at Briggs Equipment and have joined the company as forklift engineers.
The Cannock-based company employs about 700 people, with 350 of... [more]
|Dandy’s appoints Farralls as pallet provider |
UNITED KINGDOM Farralls Transport, a founder member of Palletforce, has signed a deal potentially worth GBP10 million (USD15.5 million) to be the sole UK pallet network provider for rock salt supplier Dandy’s.... [more]
|Forklift helps with off-water sailing logistics |
UNITED STATES An ML1612R compact variable reach truck from Oy Meclift Ltd of Tampere, Finland is accompanying the America’s Cup World Series during its global road show for sailboat races involving wing-sail... [more]
|Forklift user adds distribution capacity |
UNITED STATES Historically a user of Crown and Raymond reach trucks and order pickers, the North American subsidiary of a shoe manufacturer/retailer is adding distribution capacity.
Clarks Companies North America (CCNA)... [more]
Winners of Hi-Vis vest
- Reading, United Kingdom
New dealers strengthen network
- Lutterworth, United Kingdom
Manufacturer reports upward trend
- Broadway, United Kingdom
Bendi girls strip for charity
- Redditch, United Kingdom
Komatsu doubles assistance
- Tokyo, Japan [more]
|Movers & Shakers |
Briggs International, Terex Cranes Europe, Nissan Forklift Corp, FleetNet America Inc, Flexi Narrow Aisle [more]
|Military transport safely drops forklift in war zone |
AFGHANISTAN A US Army battalion dropped an all-terrain forklift from a C-130 Hercules military transport aircraft into an Afghanistan theatre of war on 23 November. Three parachutes slowed the descent.... [more]